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Terence N. Church

Terence N. Church

Law Office of Terence N. Church & Associates

San Ramon, CA, USA

Primary Areas of Practice: Technology Transactions, including Technology Related M&A, Licensing, Joint Development, Strategic Alliances; Corporation & Entity Support, including Organization, Maintenance & Private Funding; Trademark & Copyright Registration & Protection

Work History: Terry Church is an experienced transaction attorney specializing in technology licensing and IP related transactions. His extensive corporate, business transaction and licensing experience includes over 15 years at major technology companies in Silicon Valley, including PeopleSoft, Cisco Systems, and LSI Logic. While he was at Cisco, the company was closing up to 25 acquisitions a year. Terry served as VP and Assistant General Counsel at PeopleSoft through Oracle’s hostile takeover, responsible for 20 professionals covering licensing, strategic alliances, IP management, and M&A. His experience includes strategizing, drafting and negotiating complex transactions, including deals with companies in Europe and Asia.

After obtaining his law degree from Hastings Law School in San Francisco, Terry served as law clerk for the Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee, practiced as a litigation associate at Cooley, LLP, and worked in London as Senior Legal Advisor for British Gas, Ltd. where he negotiated sophisticated gas transportation agreements with major energy companies in Europe.

Terry currently operates out of the Law Offices of Terence N. Church & Associates, a growing practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. Terry’s clients include both publicly traded and privately held semiconductor and software companies in California and elsewhere, for whom he has served as both corporate and transaction counsel. Terry has 2 sons and lives with his wife in Danville, CA. 

Law School: Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco CA 

Professional Memberships:

  • ProVisors Group; Member, Executive Committee Walnut Creek I; Host for East Bay M&A Affinity Group
  • San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2012 to Present; Board Chairman 2010
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District, Facilities Oversight and Advisory Committee, 2013 to Present
  • Rotary Club, Danville Sycamore Valley Chapter
  • Past President, Association of Corporate Counsel – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
  • Member State Bar of California

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